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Annual ERSP PI Meeting
April 16-19, 2007
Lansdowne, VA

[ERSP is now Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program (SBR)]

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Monday April 16, 2007

All Morning Arrival of ERSD (now CESD) PIs, Co-PIs, ERSD (now CESD) program staff and guest speakers at the Lansdowne National Conference Center.
1:00 PM Welcome/Opening Comments (ERSD (now CESD) Program Staff)
1:10 PM Programmatic Overview Outlook for the Future (ERSD (now CESD) Program Staff)
2:00 PM EM Roadmap for the Future (Mark Gilbertson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management)
2:30 PM SERDP-ESTCP: Addressing DoD Environmental Issues through R&D (Bradley Smith, SERDP Executive Director)
3:00 PM Break
3:30 PM Office of Legacy Management Land and Site Management (Rich Bush, LM Site Manager)
4:00 PM White Memorial Lecture (Tommy Phelps, ORNL)
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Poster Session (Group A) - 2nd Floor, Rm N2-150
8:30 PM Adjourn

Tuesday April 17, 2007 - 4th Floor, Rm N4-849/N4-765)

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Coffee and Breakfast
Microbial Physiology and Env. Genomics of Radionuclide Reduction
8:30 AM Genome-Based Molecular Analysis and and In Silico Modeling of In Situ Uranium Bioremediation (D. Lovley, Univ. Massachusetts)
9:00 AM Molecular Mechanism of Microbial Uranium and Technetium Reduction (T. DiChristina, Georgia Tech)
9:30 AM Responses of Desulfovibrio vulgaris to Physiological Constraints Relevant to Bioremediation in the Field (M. Fields, Montana State Univ.)
10:00 AM Break
Contaminant Metal Biotransformation (Hg and U)
10:30 AM Integrating the Molecular Machines of Mercury Detoxification into Host Cell Biology (A. Summers, Univ. Georgia)
11:00 AM Microbial Pathways for the Mobilization of Mercury as Hg(0) in Anoxic Subsurface Environments (H. Wiatrowski, Rutgers Univ.)
11:30 AM Geochemical, Genetic, and Community Controls on Mercury Methylation (A. Palumbo, ORNL)
12:00 Lunch
1:30 PM Free Time
Integrated Field-Scale Research Challenge: Old Rifle UMTRA Site
Project Title: Microbiological, Geochemical and Hydrologic Processes Controlling Uranium Mobility: An Integrated Field-Scale Subsurface Research Challenge Site at Rifle, Colorado
3:00 PM Overview of the Rifle IFRC, previous experiments, hypotheses, planned research, and available site data. (Phil Long, PNNL)
3:20 PM DOE-LM Perspective on science needs and the Rifle IFRC. (Rich Bush, UMTRA program manager)
3:25 PM Biogeochemistry and reactive transport modeling of in situ biostimulation experiments at the Rifle site. (S. Yabusaki, PNNL)
3:45 PM Rifle IFRC geochemistry and abiotic U(VI) reactions under iron-reducing conditions. (J. Davis, USGS)
4:10 PM Protein measurements for assessment of subsurface microbial activity under biostimulated conditions. (J. Banfield, UC-Berkeley)
4:35 PM Hydrogeophysics and electrical methods for monitoring TEAPs at the Rifle IFRC. (K. Williams, LBNL)
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Poster Session (Group B) - 2nd Floor, Rm N2-150
8:30 PM Adjourn

Wednesday April 18, 2007 - (4th Floor, Rm N4-849/N4-765)

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Coffee and Breakfast
Radionuclide Fate and Transport in the Subsurface
8:30 AM Precipitation of U(VI) in low-temperature Si-Na-H2O±CO2±feldspar systems (K. Nagy, Univ. Illinois/Chicago)
9:00 AM Microscopic Mass Transfer Kinetics of Uranium in Contaminated Sediments (C. Liu, PNNL)
9:30 AM Uranium Immobilization via Phosphate Injection into the Subsurface at the Hanford 300 Area (D. Wellman, PNNL)
10:00 AM Break
Contaminant Fate and Transport Modeling and Simulation
10:30 AM Scale Dependence of Biogeochemical Reaction Rates: Experimental and Modeling Approaches (C. Steefel, LBNL)
11:00 AM The effect of U(VI) bioreduction rate on subsequent reoxidation of UO2 (B. Burgos, Penn State Univ.)
11:30 AM Coupling Between Flow and Precipitation in Heterogeneous Subsurface Environments and Effects on Contaminant Fate and Transport (G. Redden, INL)
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Free Time
Integrated Field-Scale Research Challenge: Hanford 300 Area
Project Title: Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Processes Controlling Natural Attenuation and Engineered Remediation: An IFRC Focused on Hanford’s 300 Area Uranium Plume
3:00 PM Science concept, site attributes, and opportunities for collaborative research (John Zachara, PNNL)
3:20 PM Relationship of project to other Hanford remediation activities (M. Thompson, DOE)
3:30 PM Multi-scale mass transfer as the key science issue (C. Liu, PNNL)
3:45 PM Infiltration and injection sites and example experiments (M. Rockhold, PNNL)
4:05 PM Characterization of field experiment sites (A. Ward, PNNL)
4:15 PM The IFRC subsurface as a microbial habitat (J. Fredrickson)
4:30 PM Modeling approaches and issues (P. Lichtner, LANL)
4:45 PM Site and data management (M. Freshley, PNNL)
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Poster Session (Group C) - 2nd Floor, Rm N2-150
8:30 PM Adjourn

Thursday April 19, 2007 - (4th Floor, Rm N4-849/N4-765)

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Coffee and Breakfast
Radionuclide Biogeochemistry (U and Tc)
8:30 AM Technetium and Iron Biogeochemistry in Suboxic Subsurface Environments with Emphasis on the Hanford Site (J. Zachara, PNNL)
9:00 AM Biogeochemical Process Heterogeneity Impacting Contaminant Dynamics in Subsurface Environments (S. Fendorf, Stanford Univ.)
9:30 AM Microcantilever Sensors for In Situ Subsurface Characterization (T. Thundat, ORNL)
10:00 AM Break
Mechanisms of Uranium Immobilization/Remobilization
10:30 AM Investigations of coupled biogeochemical processes affecting the transformation of U: Integration of synchrotron-based approaches (E. O’Loughlin/K. Kemner, ANL)
11:00 AM Long-term stability of biogeochemically reduced U and Cr in contaminated sediments (T. Tokunaga, LBNL)
12:00 PM Lunch
Integrated Field-Scale Research Challenge: Oak Ridge Site
Project Title: Multiscale Investigations on the Rates and Mechanisms of Targeted Immobilization and Natural Attenuation of Metal, Radionuclide and Co-Contaminants in the Subsurface
1:00 PM Project overview – Site Description, Objectives, Goals and Tasks (Phil Jardine, ORNL)
1:15 PM Natural Attenuation Processes (Task B) – Objectives, Linkages to Modeling, Expected Accomplishments (D. Watson, ORNL)
1:35 PM Targeted Manipulations (Task C) – Objectives, Approach, Linkage to Modeling efforts, Expected Accomplishments (C. Criddle, Stanford Univ.)
1:55 PM Geophysics – Objectives, Methods Development, Integration with Tasks A-C. – (S. Hubbard, LBNL)
2:15 PM Microbiological Processes (Task B & C) – Objectives, Approach, Linkages among Tasks B,C & D – (J. Kostka, Florida State Univ.)
2:35 PM PM Modeling Subsurface Processes at the ORFRC (Task D)– Objectives, Linkages with other Tasks (J. Parker, ORNL)
2:50 PM Tangible Products – Outcomes, Deliverables and Opportunities (P. Jardine, ORNL)
3:00 PM Closing Comments (ERSD (now CESD) Staff)
3:30 PM Meeting adjourn
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